||[Apr. 11th, 2007|10:22 am]
Reuters is reporting that the Bush Administration wants to hire a "czar" who reports directly to the President and National Security Adviser to run the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the authority to "issue directions" to the Pentagon and the State Department.
Why question is: why the hell didn't they just hire someone better as Defense Secretary if Gates isn't able to manage the wars himself. For that matter, if Bush isn't fit to be the Commander In Chief of the freakin' military, why the hell doesn't he just resign instead of trying to get someone else to do the job for him? And aren't the Joint Chiefs capable of running the military without an extra layer of bureaucracy at the top? How incompetent does an administration need to be to require a complete reorganization every so often?
It was dumb enough that they needed an Intelligence Czar to oversee all of the government's intelligence workers when the freakin' CIA was specifically created to do just that. Is "Director Of Central Intelligence" too confusing of a title, or do these morons just really love Russian monarchy so much that they need a "czar" for everything?